Lynwood Unified School District

Lynwood Unified Female Students Inspired at Girl’s Conference

Lynwood Unified inspired nearly 100 female middle school students at the inaugural Girl’s Conference on Dec. 5 at Hosler Middle School. Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco, the Director of Equity Services for Lynwood Unified, joined Equity staff members and Hosler Principal Celinna Pinelo to impart life lessons to the young students. Topics included what to look for in friends, self-worth and mindfulness.

Lynwood Unified Reorganizes Board of Education During Meeting

Lynwood Unified’s Board of Education appointed Gary Hardie Jr. as its new president, Maria Lopez as vice president and Briseida Gonzalez as clerk during its reorganization meeting on Dec. 6. Recently re-elected members Alfonso Morales and Alma-Delia Renteria were sworn in during the meeting and commended for their service by a representative from the office of state Sen. Ricardo Lara.

Lynwood Unified High School Students Spread Holiday Joy through Helping Hands Club

Firebaugh High School students delivered more than 1,000 Thanksgiving packages full of food and supplies to Los Angeles homeless shelters on Nov. 22. Students collected food and personal hygiene items to prepare the packages as part of the school’s Helping Hands community service club. The items were taken to the Midnight Mission, 601 San Pedro St., Los Angeles, and handed out to homeless in the nearby Los Angeles area.

Lynwood Elementary School Hosts Families at STEM, College Prep Event

More than 100 Washington Elementary School families engaged in STEM and college prep workshops during a Noche de Ciencias event on Oct. 26 on Washington’s campus. California State University, Long Beach partnered with Washington on the event, which exposed students to fun activities like engineering bridges. Noche de Ciencias is a national program that promotes engagement in STEM among the Hispanic and other underrepresented communities.

Lynwood Unified Elementary to Showcase Arts Project Mural

Abbott Elementary School will launch its Turnaround Arts: California program with a showcase of a mural at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Nearly 100 students and staff will “activate” exterior campus walls using a photobooth truck, black-and-white portraits and wheatpaste. Abbott was accepted this summer into the Turnaround Arts national program, which will provide teacher training, a regional coach to facilitate Abbott’s strategic arts plan and coordinated support for public arts events. Abbott is at 5260 Clark St., Lynwood.

Lynwood Unified Board of Education Prioritizes College Success, Technology in New 2018-19 Vision Plan

The Lynwood Unified School District Board of Education has committed to better prepare students for higher education through college partnerships, improve community engagement by establishing a parent center at each school and increase access to technology for the 2018-19 school year. Board members defined their priorities as part of Lynwood’s Promise 2020 Vision during a retreat that kicked off the school year.